AEJMC09: Covering Poverty
A session I am at is dealing with help for rural journalists covering their communities.
One interesting project is at the University of Georgia. Faculty member John Greenman says surveys show editors in persistently poor counties value the poor less. Poverty also is not mentioned when asked to name five factors that contributed to sense of place.
UGA has put together a site to help: http://www.grady.uga.edu/poverty/
The site is still being built, but it's worth a look. Greenman says UGA eventually hopes to move it over to a journalism training site, like NewsU.
At a later session, I learned of another resource, http://onpoverty.org/ at Washington and Lee University. That site also is being rebuilt.